Name Zayn Malik

Birth name Zain Javadd Malik

Birthday 12 January 1993

Star sign Capricorn

Birthplace Bradford, West Yorkshire

Before finding fame with One Direction, Zayn Malik was born Zain Malik to British Pakistani father Yaser and English mother Tricia in 1993.

He changed the spelling of his first name after finding fame on The X Factor.

He has an older sister Doniya and two younger sisters Waliyha and Safaa.

Zayn auditioned for The X Factor in 2010. He was put through to the next round but failed to make it to the judges’ houses stage as a solo contestant.

However, he was later given a lifeline when Simon Cowell put him into boy band One Direction. Zayn Malik was placed with Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne.

The group proved extremely popular with the public but only finished third.

Zayn hit the headlines when fellow contestant Rebecca – seven years his senior – became his girlfriend, but they split four months later.

In 2012 the singer made Little Mix member Perrie Edwards his girl and they got engaged in August 2013.

Zayn had a highly successful career with 1D. The boys toured all over the world and released numerous hit singles and albums.

After taking a break in March 2015 due to ‘stress’ whilst on tour with One Direction, Zayn Malik announced that he was quitting the group altogether.

In August 2015 it was confirmed that Zayn and Perrie had ended their relationship.

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Zayn Malik opens up: I’m insecure, stressed and controlling

To look at him, Zayn Malik has it all. The supermodel girlfriend, a few millions in the bank and a sweet pad in LA. But behind the scenes it’s not so picture perfect. In a new interview the 23-year-old has opened up about how his battles with anxiety have left him…

Zayn and Gigi out in New York

Gigi Hadid: ‘We need to get Zayn help – NOW’

Calls for Zayn Malik to get help started when he pulled out of Capital’s Summertime Ball last month at the very last minute due to his crippling anxiety. Apologising on Twitter for the no-show, he said, ‘Unfortunately my anxiety has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances…

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7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York, USA - 09 Jun 2016

It looks like Zayn Malik’s close to burnout – AGAIN

When Zayn Malik pulled out of his hotly anticipated performance at the Capital Summertime Ball on Saturday 11 June, three minutes after his stage call, we couldn’t help but worry. This isn’t the first time Zayn’s cancelled an appearance at short notice –  on 1 Febuaury, he dropped out of…

Parading their bumps at the Met Gala 2016

The Met Gala 2016: See all the baby bumps right here!

On Monday May 2nd saw the Annual Met Gala or the ‘First Monday in May’ and the gowns and ladies were out in full force. This years exhibit is Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, which would explain why last night, we saw an array of metallic dresses…

Zayn Malik and Naughty Boy

Naughty Boy reignites Twitter feud with Zayn Malik over his new album

Sorry Zayn, but it’s happened again. Prepare to do your ‘DO YOU KNOW WHAT, I’M ABSOLUTELY FUMING’ angry dance (and pretty darn sharpish), because music producer Naughty Boy has a thing or two to say to ya’. *Sighs* Again. -Pauses for angry dance interval- Oh yes, that’s what we’re talking about-…